Bulimia

Five Things To Know About Eating Disorders

Samantha Glass | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions which affect everyday life, including both mental and physical health. With the way celebrities, models and other people of interest are portrayed in the media, it is not surprising that the number of young people experiencing an eating disorder is increasing. So, let's start with some education.

Living With Anna(rexia)

Adrienne Titley | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Adrienne Titley

This is all just a small insight into the life of someone suffering with an eating disorder. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer with this pain every single day in the UK and we need to continue spreading awareness for these silent killers.

Early And Effective Intervention In Eating Disorders Depends On Us All

James Downs | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK
James Downs

This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week - an annual event which sees charities and campaigners like myself come together in a week of activities aimed at informing the public about eating disorders, raising their profile as a collective priority in our society.

Anorexia: A Letter From My Body

Habiba Khanom | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

I wish this was a positive letter but I'm afraid it isn't. I'm going to have to be blunt with you. You made most of my 23 years of life a misery. You denied me food, the most important source of energy. You made me sit through hunger pangs for hours, even days.

An Open Letter To Theresa May From A Mental Health Patient

Elizabeth Rose | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Elizabeth Rose

Recognising that mental illness still carries a stigma is all very well, but the words ring very hollow coming from the leader of this government. Mental health problems are prevalent in the populations that the Conservative and Coalition governments most publicly deride and degrade: prisoners, the homeless, refugees, immigrants, those on benefits.

Coping With Bulimia At Christmas

Charlie Smith | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Smith

Now, don't get me wrong - bulimia isn't just a problem that I have at Christmas. I'm not claiming that the festive season is to blame for my eating disorder. What I am saying, though, is that it seems to limit the 'power' I have over my eating habits.

52 Non-Food Related Ways To Celebrate Christmas When You Struggle With An Eating Disorder

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

If there is one group of creatures on earth who find Christmas dinner more stressful than all the turkeys out there do, it is people with eating disorders. Actually scrap that, when it comes to having an eating disorder it isn't simply Christmas dinner that is stressful, it is the entire build up over the festive season when suddenly it feels as if EVERYTHING is about food.

10 Things Not To Say To Someone With An Eating Disorder

Sophie Mei Lan | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Mei Lan

Nice compliments sadly won't cut it, when it comes to getting better. I'm trapped in a glass box and I can still see all the wonderful things in the world, but I just can't touch them yet. Mental health isn't selective and you never know what's actually going on for a person.

Good Girls Drink Kale - Society's Dangerous Acceptance Of The Anorexic Mindset

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

One of the many reasons I struggle to eat is because of the guilt I feel about it. When I am eating I feel like I am committing a crime, my mind is te...

The Non-Binary Anorexic: Disordered Eating, Disordered Gender

Conor Penn | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

There are many complex circumstances, as there are for anybody who has experienced disordered eating. So, I decided to choose just one of what professionals might term 'the precipitating factors' that led to my illness, and my choice was gender identity.

The Consequences Of Ignoring Our Mental Health Can Be Devastating

Naomi Cavaday | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Sport
Naomi Cavaday

World Mental Health Day is a fantastic opportunity to get people talking about it as we all need to at some point in our lives. One day looking after our mental health will be considered equally as important as looking after our physical health and I am immensely proud of the work I am doing with the LTA to make that happen.

The Great Eating Disorder Bake Off

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

If you live in England it is likely you are a viewer of, (or are at least aware of), The Great British bake off, a show otherwise known as "The Greate...

Why Recovery Isn't Always Straight-Forward

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

My relationship with depression and anxiety is much harder to decipher, perhaps because I still feel in the midst of these disorders. I manage a social, professional and personal life, but I'm plagued by defeating thoughts. Anxiety makes minor setbacks or small tasks morph in size. Yet I take it slowly, remembering things I've learnt to make me feel better.

The Problem With Eating Disorders and the Desire to Achieve

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

Unfortunately, a lot of people with eating disorders somehow manage to wedge an almighty bout of anorexia right in their sense of achievement space, and this is in no sense as good an idea as filling it with a world record relating to salsa and potatoes.

Eating Was Cheating

Nikki Britton | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Nikki Britton

They assured me I was going to die. I beamed. At least I would die skinny. I was 14 years old and my anorexia was at it's peak. Though I was weak of body, I was frighteningly strong of constitution. That's where this illness gets you.

Veganism Vs Eating Disorders

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

In an ideal world obviously I would love for everyone to be vegan, so I don't want this post to be seen as telling people with eating disorders to run off and bite the nearest sheep immediately. What I am saying is that if you are vegan or have a friend who has recently turned vegan, be sure to question it (especially if they have a history of eating disorders), and be fully aware of why that choice has been made.

Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Louise Pudge

Although eating disorders are one of the most-discussed mental health problems in the media, the global impact of eating disorders is consistently underrepresented, and marginalised or underserved populations are left out of the conversation.

Five Reasons Why We Must Act on World Eating Disorder Day

Rachel Egan | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

This is the first ever global day dedicated to eating disorders, and professionals from 40 different countries and activists from all over the world are taking part. It could not have come soon enough for us here in the UK where the number of young people hospitalised for an eating disorder has doubled in the past three years.

The Non-Sufferer's Guide to Bulimia

Charlie Smith | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Smith

Last night, I was watching one of my favourite programmes when, out of the blue, a male character made a joke about bulimia. When attempting to flirt with a lady at a bar, he joked that to get a figure 'as great as hers' she must've repeatedly made herself sick. It was meant to evoke a chuckle from the audience, but it was one joke that I simply couldn't laugh at. Bulimia is many things, but the one thing it isn't? Funny.

Anxiety, Addiction and Arthritis: How We Got Through It

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Illingworth

On February 21 the site I run, Impolitikal.com, hosted Control: a panel chat featuring Dominic Hoey a.k.a Tourettes, Damaris Coulter and I, and ho...

One Tragedy at a Time: Diabulimia

Jacqueline Anne Allan | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jacqueline Anne Allan

As I sit here typing I am ridiculously conflicted. This week has been great for the charity that I run, we've been all over the media. Given that we raised a grand total of £3500 last year we desperately need the exposure and it is encouraging that, finally, we are the go to charity for this issue.

Why It Is Physically Impossible to 'Look Anorexic'

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

The weight or size of a person will never tell you how ill or how well someone is with an eating disorder... The myth that eating disorders can be seen or measured is a dangerous, stigma inducing and potentially fatal story that needs to stop being told.

Anorexia Is Narcissism: A Response

Kat Pugh | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

Dear Baroness Bakewell, Ever since reading your comments on anorexia being narcissistic (by the way it's anorexia nervosa, not anorexia... anorexia refers to appetite loss, anorexia nervosa refers to the anxiety surrounding appetite.

People In Recovery From Eating Disorders Share Advice For Their Younger Selves

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Coming to terms with the fact you have an eating disorder and then making steps to beat it, is far from easy. To mark Eating Disorders Awareness We...

Eating Disorder Awareness Week - My Experience as a Friend

Luke Chandley | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

It's hard to know exactly how, or what, to say to someone with an eating disorder to make things all alright. Chances are you can't, but if you know someone who has fallen ill in this way you need to remember that what they're going through will always be much bigger and much tougher than your frustrations at not getting through to them.